Transmission of in-flight ECG now a reality

Flightcell International has successfully integrated the Flightcell DZMx and medical monitors, enabling 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) data to be sent from an aircraft in flight. Both the Zoll X Series and the LifePak 15 have been validated with the help of Zoll New Zealand and GCH Aviation.

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This potentially lifesaving technology is achieved using cellular broadband data and a Wi-Fi or ethernet Internet connection to access Zoll online account and LifePak LIFENET systems.
This potentially lifesaving technology is achieved using cellular broadband data and a Wi-Fi or ethernet Internet connection to access Zoll online account and LifePak LIFENET systems. Flightcell Photo

Flightcell and its technology partners are excited about the benefits of this technological advancement. “Our customers can now send ECG data to the ED ahead of their arrival, giving staff more time to mobilize and prepare,” said John Wyllie, CEO, Flightcell.

This potentially lifesaving technology is achieved using cellular broadband data and a Wi-Fi or ethernet Internet connection to access Zoll online account and LifePak LIFENET systems. It’s not just limited to Zoll X Series and LifePak 15, it will operate with any medical monitor/defibrillator that can transmit data via Wi-Fi to a hotspot gateway.

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“It’s going to be of real benefit to the patient transmitting ECG data earlier,” said Carl Babe, crewman at GCH Aviation. “It’s also going to reduce our workload upon arrival.”

Flightcell has achieved significant business success with a wide-range of air medical/SAR companies and organizations in North America, Europe, Africa and Australasia. They have factory installations at Leonardo Helicopters, Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopters, Airbus Helicopters and Sikorsky.

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